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Journal: 19th-Century Music
19th-Century Music (2019) 43 (1): 3–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
... supposed pure tragedy. The aria arguably came to be seen as the St. Matthew Passion ’s transcendent “slow movement,” a much-venerated instrumental type. Its character was codified in influential nineteenth-century editions that assigned slow tempo and metronome markings, and the recorded history...
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